Saturday, October 8, 2011

30th Birthday Ballet Pillow Cake

This was my first attempt at a pillow cake.  Lucky for me, my great friend Sarah pretty much lets me do whatever I want in cake world when she orders a cake.  Since I had been wanting to try a pillow cake, this seemed like a fitting opportunity.
Vanilla cake with chocolate butter cream filling.  Dirty iced in butter cream.

The "fun" thing about this cake is that you have to cover it in fondant one half at a time.  So I did the purple and then had to flip the entire cake over...meanwhile praying that it didn't split in half during the flip.  I will pray a little harder next time!

Top/bottom successfully covered in fondant with an added seam and diagonal stripes.

A few fondant buttons and tassels.
I made the ballet slippers using a template that I found online and added a fondant 30 to the top.

Super pearl luster dust was used to give a little shimmer to the top of the cake.

The final product.  Not too bad for my first pillow cake attempt.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anita! Just found your blog through My Woodworking Solutions blog. Your cakes are gorgeous - I can't wait to see more of your creations!!